Inspirational Pedagogy for Learners with High Potential Hub

Main aims of the project in 2019 - 20

  1. To secure academic excellence and well-being for HLP learners in Camden, including learners from disadvantaged backgrounds, with high levels of parental satisfaction.
  1. To equip teachers with the knowledge and skills, plus a toolkit, needed to challenge, nurture and support HLP learners in and out of the classroom.
  1. To engage with research, share best practice, extend teachers’ classroom repertoire and support each other to take risks whilst learning together.

The project aims to :-

  1. Raise attainment and accelerate progress for high attainers (particularly disadvantaged)
  2. Support and develop leadership of provision for HLP learners
  3. Refine HLP practice across phases
  4. Strengthen pedagogy in relation to HLP
  5. Develop lead practitioners: Camden Leaders in Education
  6. Increase use of peer review and collaborative working between schools
  7. Include a ‘short session’ workshop on Philosophy for Children
Want to get involved?

Which staff would benefit from joining and why?

Teachers at any stage in their career, from NQTs to senior leaders with responsibility for HLP or who want ideas, resources and activities for leading professional learning in their own schools.
The Hub will focus on classroom practice across all subjects and key stages

What does the Hub plan to achieve and what resources will be created?

  • Secure academic excellence and well-being for HLP learners plus high levels of parental satisfaction.
  • Create collaborative hubs of excellence where schools promote innovative practice and risk-taking.
  • Mastery within research to inform the HLP focussed lesson studies.
  • Opportunity to showcase best practice and create a go-to toolkit for the classroom
  • Develop teachers’ knowledge and skills, e.g. HLP identification strategies, Philosophy for Children, creative and critical thinking, Future Problem Solving, effective strategies for differentiation and classroom debate.
  • Toolkit of resources available to all Camden schools.
  • Reading lists for teachers, plus exemplar reading lists for parents and learners.
  • Range of professional learning activities for use in all Camden schools.

Contacts

Lead Schools

Parliament Hill, Primary, Carlton Primary School

Joy Morgan

Parliament Hill

07817 368423

Jacqueline Phelan

Carlton Primary School

020 7485 1482